The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.
On June 8 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Officer Remy Mendez reports he was on a fixed post in the area of Hartford Avenue and Borden Avenue when he observed a vehicle traveling west on Hartford Avenue with no front license plate. A traffic stop was then initiated in the area of City View Parkway.
Contact was made with the driver, identified as Franklin Fully, 27, of 83 Barbara Street in Providence. A registry check of the vehicle revealed the car’s registration was suspended, while a license check revealed that was also suspended. As a result, the car was towed from the scene and the license plates were seized.
She was charged with driving on a suspended license, operation of a vehicle when registration is suspended, and display of plates. Fully was later released with a Third District Court notice to appear.
At approximately 12:42 a.m. on June 5, Officers Andrew Broccoli and Kayleigh Cooper responded to the area of 133 Greenville Avenue to assist Officer Remy Mendez with a motor vehicle stop.
Upon arrival, Officer Mendez advised that the driver, identified as Ian Willard, 20, of 4 Spring Street, Apt. 2 in Johnston, had an active Sixth District Court bench warrant. Willard also had a suspended permit. He was removed from the vehicle, placed in handcuffs and searched, yielding negative results. He was then transported to police headquarters.
A check of Willards driving record showed two prior citations, one for operating on a suspended license and the other for operating on an expired license. Willard was issued a District Court summons to appear, and was later transported to the ACI Intake Center.
FRAUDULENT USE OF FOOD STAMPS
Officer Joseph Anderson met with a reporting party at police headquarters on May 2, who reported she lost her Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and that the card had been used by an unknown person at the Hartford Avenue Price Rite.
The woman stated that she was completing an incident report with the Central Falls Police Department for the loss of the card. She said she last remembered seeing the card in her purse on May 1 when she used it to check the account balance. Lather that afternoon, the card was gone and when she attempted to check her account again she was unable to log in as her password had been changed. After taking a statement, the report was forwarded to detectives for follow up.
On May 16, a woman responded to police headquarters after observing herself on the Johnston Police Department Facebook page. She stated that on May 1, she and another person were leaving their apartment in Providence with the intent of going to Price Rite in Johnston. It was then that Stacey Hawksley, 41, of 16.5 Lisbon Street, Apt. 2 in Providence, asked where they were going and requested to join them.
At the store, Hawksley allegedly had her own shopping cart and the woman stated she did not know how Hawksley paid for her items or that an EBT card had reportedly been stolen. Checks on Hawksley revealed six prior charges including shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and prostitution, according to the report. An arrest warrant was then drawn.
All attempts to contact Hawksley were met with negative results, however on June 5 she was apprehended on the warrant by the Providence Police Department. She was transported to Johnston and advised of her rights. She later reportedly confessed to the incident. She was charged with fraudulent use of food stamps.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On June 18 at approximately 1:39 a.m., Officers Andrew Broccoli and Kayleigh Cooper responded to Killingly Street to assist Officer Adam Parkinson with a motor vehicle stop.
At the scene, Officer Parkinson advised that the operator, later identified as Christopher Fortin, 34, of 93 Eldridge Street in Cranston, was stopped at a green light and sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Officers made several attempts to wake Fortin, and after a few minutes Fortin awoke. While attempting to speak with Fortin, officers observed signs of intoxication and smelled alcohol coming from him. When asked if he had consumed any alcohol that evening Fortin allegedly replied “a couple.”
Fortin was asked to exit the vehicle and take a field sobriety test, which he agreed to. Based upon the officers’ observations and training, and Fortin’s performance during testing, it was determined that he was unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters while his car was towed from the scene. Fortin later refuse to take a chemical breathalyzer test. He was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Fortin was later released. STOLEN GOODS
While on patrol in the area of 110 Plainfield Street on June 20 around 5:58 p.m., Officer Matthew Leveillee observed a car traveling east with a Rhode Island license plate but a Massachusetts inspection sticker affixed to the windshield.
A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the woman operator. The woman provided a name, but stated that she did not have any form of identification. According to the report, the woman appeared to be very nervous. Procedural checks on the car revealed that the license plates attached to the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Cranston.
Checks using the name provided by the driver found a license of a person who was distinctly different than the woman at the scene. The driver was then asked to exit the vehicle, and reportedly became nervous, evasive, and visibly concerned about the police inquiries. Further investigation revealed that the woman provided false information about her identity, and was discovered to be Nicole Dimeo, 33, of 995 Atwood Avenue Apt. 101 in Johnston.
Further background checks revealed that Dimeo had an active Superior Court bench warrant and that her license was suspended. She was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. She was charged with receiving stolen goods, obstructing an officer, driving on a suspended license and provided with a District Court summons.
Officers Michael Andreozzi and Matthew Leveille, along with Johnston Fire rescue personnel responded to the area of 1300 Hartford Avenue on June 18 around 1:27 p.m. for a well being check of a woman.
At the scene they observed Amolia Rueb, 34, who is homeless, laying on the ground. Officers believed she was under the influence of suspected narcotic and was actively scratching her wrists and legs with a small piece of jewelry causing several small cuts.
Rueb complied when the officers asked her to stop, and said that she wanted to go to the hospital. She allegedly told officers that she was suffering from drug and alcohol withdrawal. When the rescue arrived on scene Rueb was compliant and entered the rescue for transport to Fatima Hospital without incident.
A short time later Johnston Fire contacted police headquarters and stated that Rueb had jumped out of the rescue in the area of Killingly Street. They followed her to Ruth Street and were attempting to get her back in the rescue. As the firefighters were driving on Ruth Street, Rueb reportedly jumped on the hood of the rescue and began to pull at the driver’s side mirror and smash her head on the driver’s side window.
Several officers then responded to the scene, and Rueb again became compliant. She was advised that she was under arrest and being charged with disorderly conduct. When asked why she jumped from the rescue, she reportedly replied, “You know, for [expletive] and giggles.” Transport was again interrupted later when Rueb managed to open the rear rescue door with her foot.
Rueb was later given a Third District Court summons to appear for the disorderly conduct charge.